Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama wants to take the pressure off his players by insisting they have already made history just by making the MTN8 final.
The Lions of the North take on SuperSport United in the MTN8 final at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday, with Matsatsantsa playing in their third consecutive top-eight final and are firm favourites heading into the tie.
SuperSport have reached 10 finals, winning six of them, over the last ten years but Da Gama is still optimistic about his team’s chances.
‘This is a great opportunity for us to continue to make an impression‚ have an impact and make our presence felt.
‘There is a name already on that trophy. If your name is on the trophy‚ if it is meant to be‚ it is meant‚’ said Da Gama.
‘We are under no illusions that we are underdogs. I’m really elated for and proud of the players.
‘For us‚ this is a history‚ a fairytale story. In our first season in the PSL we finished seventh on the log. Now we’re in the final against a team with a great cup pedigree.
‘Most importantly‚ for us it is a growth process‚ an opportunity for players to grow and get experience.’
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